Australian news, and some related international items

Ranger uranium mine’ s salty leak into freshwater creek

Uranium mine caused abnormal salt levels in Kakadu creek – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)  12 June 2010, The company that operates the Ranger uranium mine has confirmed higher-than-normal salt levels in a creek in Kakadu National Park is a result of its operations.Energy Resources of Australia (ERA) has investigated two salinity spikes in Magela Creek downstream of the mine in April.Chief executive Rob Atkinson says run-off water from the mine had flowed into the creek….

June 12, 2010 - Posted by | environment, Northern Territory, uranium, water | , , , ,

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